Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Kevin Houle

Class of 1982

  On both the grid iron and the sheet of ice, Kevin Houle posed a menacing countenance. He had the rare capabilities of over powering, out-quicking, or out-finessing opposing linemen and puck defenders. At 6'4" he stood out physically in both sports. However, his size belied quickness, technique and cat-like reflexes. At AB, Kevin was a first team Dual County League All-star in both in junior and senior years. Although an outstanding nose guard and offensive tackle and power forward, Kevin is most proud of participating with his team mates in three Dual County League Football Championships, and three Dual County League Hockey Championships. His hockey teams appeared in three straight State Tournament series, twice finishing as runner up. His football coaches thought football was his best sport. He could have played Division I football. But, Kevin's first love was a fresh sheet of ice and the lore of the Boston College Eagles rink successes and his skating excellence landed him a scholarship at Chestnut Hill. While at BC, along with fellow AB Hall of Famer Bob Sweeney, the Eagles appeared in three NCAA Tournaments. His senior year, Kevin was voted "Most Improved Player." Kevin signed a pro-contract with the Montreal Canadians and played with their minor league affiliates. After scouting for Montreal, he landed at Plattsburg State in 1989 becoming the Associate Head Coach in 1994. In that time frame, Plattsburg won 2 Division III National Championships and 12 League Championships. In 2003, Kevin was named the Women's Hockey Head Coach. He led his team to a Final Four appearance, finishing third in the nation. At Plattsburg, he has been awarded The Terry Flanagan Assistant Coaches Honor in 2001 and was named ECAC Coach of the Year 2003 in Women's Hockey in Division III. Kevin's most memorable moments at Acton Boxboro was playing State Championship Finals at the old Boston Garden. Kevin lives in Plattsburg, New York with in wife Tracy, son KJ and daughter Tagan.

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